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Armando Iannucci. Photo: Shutterstock

The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci has called for wide-ranging support of the BBC, claiming the Corporation "needs its champion supporters" more than...
Sophie Stanton and Gillian Taylforth in EastEnders. New directors will get to work on the show as part of a new BBC scheme. Photo: Jack Barnes/BBC

Emerging directors will get to work on one of the BBC’s four long-running drama series as part of a new talent scheme. Over the next...
Clockwise from top left: Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Jeremy Corbyn and Yvette Cooper

The Labour Party’s leadership candidates have set out their cases for the arts ahead of next month’s election. The four candidates have outlined their policies...
The Pleasance Dome. Picture: Susanne

The BBC's substantial Edinburgh Fringe pop-up venue will have to find new premises next year under expansion plans for its current Potterrow site. The news...
Nica Burns, Nimax chief excecutive

Nica Burns has urged the BBC to protect and develop young comedy talent in the face of cost-cutting measures at the Corporation. The theatre producer...
BBC Broadcasting House. Photo: Liz Smith

What is the best way for creatives to respond to the BBC Charter renewal? Or to put it another way, was the protest letter...
Edinburgh Royal Mile. Photo: Jane Kranendonk/Shutterstock

Ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem, actor Juliette Binoche and director Robert Lepage will discuss their work as part of the BBC’s coverage of this year’s...
Fiona Allan. Photo: Pamela Raith Photography

Curve chief executive Fiona Allan is to become chair of online arts platform the Space. Allan, who was recently named as the new chief executive...
Steven Moffat has criticised the government's 'wretched' green paper on the BBC. Photo: Gage Skidmore

Sherlock writer Steven Moffat has launched a fiery attack on the government’s review of the BBC, claiming it is an attempt to silence an...
Culture secretary John Whittingdale has launched a green paper on the BBC. Photo: Number 10

The BBC has hit back at a government review of its services, claiming it could lead to a “much diminished” offering by the broadcaster. Culture...
Daniel Craig is among the artists to sign a letter in defence of the BBC. Photo: Piotr Zajac and Shutterstock

Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Mark Rylance are among a number of high-profile arts figures calling on David Cameron to protect the BBC. Nearly 30...
Gerry Morrissey, BECTU general secretary. Photo: BECTU

BECTU general secretary Gerry Morrissey has condemned the BBC's recent deal with government as outlined in the summer budget, describing it as a "shameful...
Tony Hall, BBC director general. Photo: James Fletcher

More than 1,000 jobs will be cut at the BBC because of a projected £150 million shortfall in income from the licence fee. The Corporation...
Arts Council England chair Peter Bazalgette has called for long-term changes to how the BBC is funded

At this time of year, huge black stag beetles fly out of the greenery surrounding my garden. And this sight popped into my mind...
BBC Broadcasting House. Photo: Liz Smith

Entertainment unions have banded together to declare their support for the BBC ahead of its charter renewal in 2016. Equity, BECTU and the Writers' Guild...
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Writers producing drama scripts on BBC training schemes are being paid less than £3 an hour, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has claimed. According...
Ben Stephenson. Photo: Ed Miller

The BBC has apologised after failing to include a single black, Asian or minority ethnic actor in a new trailer. A spokeswoman for the corporation...
At the conference Lynda Rooke described the BBC licence fee as “probably the most important motion we have been debating”

A new campaign is to be launched which aims to protect the BBC licence fee and the Corporation’s public ownership. The campaign, which was passed...
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